The Gorgon's Gaze, Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

The Gorgon's Gaze, Companions Quartet

Written by Julia Golding

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Often the 2nd in a series is the weaker, but Julia Golding has surpassed herself here by delivering a totally gripping novel where once again good versus evil is the underlying theme but Connie has to get the better of a shapeshifter as well as someone who can kill just by looking.

The third title in the Companions Quartet is scheduled for 2007.


The Gorgon's Gaze, Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

Magical Mallins Wood is under threat from developers. Unknown to everyone, the wood is the home of the last gorgon, a creature so deadly she can kill with a look. Col's difficult mother is the gorgon's Companion - a human with a special bond with the gorgon - and she's determined to save it, even if it means having to sacrifice her son to him.


[Of Book 1, Secret of the Sirens]: 'I rated this book 5/5 because the story is so brilliant you simply have to read it. I would strongly advise this book so just buy it and read it!!!!!!!! Jenii, age 10 This book is the most excellent book I have ever read. Amazon review If you are looking for a book for a child of junior age or above (or their Mum or Dad!) who enjoys fantasy fiction, then this would definitely be a great choice. Amazon review This has all the ingredients of a must-read series. Publishing News I really like it - it reminded me of Susan Cooper's Over Sea Under Stone. Amanda Craig Crackles with tension TES

About the Author

Julia Golding

Julia Golding is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults. Her stories are set all over the world (and in some new worlds too) and span the centuries.

In her first year as a published author, she won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize (Gold Award), was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. Dragonfly won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries.

She has sold over half a million books worldwide and they are translated into more than fifteen languages.

Julia Golding lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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352 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st February 2007




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